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Spending Christmas in Kilimanjaro, down of the Roof of Africa


Spending Christmas and New Year holidays on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro is such a thrilling moment now pulling thousands of travelers from Africa and other parts of the world to this part of Africa.

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Spending Christmas and New Year holidays on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro is such a thrilling moment now pulling thousands of travelers from Africa and other parts of the world to this part of Africa.

Many visitors try their luck to conquer the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, while others spend their holidays in villages on the Mountain slopes to enjoy and share the festival moods and joy with local communities living on the slopes.

Christmas and New Year traditions are mostly observed in Kilimanjaro Region where the mountain is located.

Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania is an iconic landmark of Africa: A towering, snow-capped mountain just south of the Equator. To many mountaineers and hikers, climbing this mountain is a lifetime adventure.

Having been named among other top 28 leading tourist destinations in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro cool weather had attracted construction of modern lodges on its foothills, ready to accommodate big numbers of visitors looking to spend their holidays on the mountainside.

Lying on the laps of the Mountain, the Kilimanjaro Region is now an upcoming and unique safari destination in Africa outside the wildlife parks and other protected areas, banking on the Region’s diversified cultural and natural heritage.

Located in Tanzania’s premier Northern Tourist Circuit, Kilimanjaro Region is now ranking among the best African safari destinations where visitors could enjoy rich African cultures blended with modern lifestyles of the local communities living on the slopes of the Mountain.

Christmas is a big holiday pulling thousands of families from Africa, North America, Europe and the rest of the world to converge on the Mountain slopes to share their joys with local communities.

Bearing the pride of the Mountain, Kilimanjaro Region stands among the places in Africa established with tourist hotels and lodges in its all places where local communities welcome foreign visitors from Africa and other parts of the world to enjoy Christmas together.

From the villages, tourists can take their chance to enjoy viewing the Mountain. Kibo peak, the highest point in Africa shines with snow which creates golden colours during morning and evening hours.

Set to promote the Kilimanjaro Region and Tanzania,  annual tourism exhibition, the Annual Kilifair Tourism exhibition has been established, targeting to market Tanzania and Mount Kilimanjaro among the local, regional and other tourists.

Taking place in Moshi on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilifair is now the brand mark to attract tourists to visit the Region.

All parts of the Region are accessible by public buses and private vehicles through the all-weather roads, also by air.

Tourists traveling from different parts of the world can easily visit the villages via the Kilimanjaro International Airport, located close to the Mountain slopes, also through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Region is one among African localities with a long outstanding history blended with modern lifestyles enough to attract high-class tourists and other visitors looking to relax and mingle with local communities in real traditional African villages.

Walking safaris through the villages, rich with lush banana and coffee trees could be an exciting safari experience outside the wildlife parks; the popular tourist attractions in East Africa.

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